The Transport Committee has launched a new inquiry that will investigate the future uses of data in the transport sector to innovate and improve services.

This inquiry, The future of transport data, was inspired by proposals that were pitched to the Committee during its Our Future Transport campaign, which saw experts and academics present ideas to the MPs on what subjects they should investigate next. It builds on pitches from Milda Manomaityte of the Railway Industry Association and Nick Bromley of data technology company Matatika.

New technologies like artificial intelligence, coupled with high-quality data sets, could revolutionise how we travel and the infrastructure we travel on.

The cross-party Committee will look at how new ways of using data can improve the delivery of services and infrastructure management, as well as how it can make transport quicker, safer, and more efficient for users. The inquiry will also look at regulations and standards that could be needed, and the potential risks this data usage may pose.

The inquiry comes after the Government published its Transport Data Strategy in March, outlining its ambitions to work with the transport sector to improve the accessibility and quality of data, making it easier to innovate.


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